February 15, 2018 | Mattias Lidman

This week we are happy to celebrate the second birthday of Globus Auth, our authentication and authorization platform.

Globus Auth now supports nearly 91,000 users from our 478 identity providers. With over 37,000 new users since last year, the number of users has grown at twice the rate it did last year. If you also include linked identities, the number rises to over 116,000 identities.

February 13, 2018 | Steve Tuecke

The venerable storage format, tape, is the topic of the fifth article in our Storage Innovation blog series. If you’re shocked by the mention of tape in a series about storage innovation, you may be pleasantly surprised by how far tape has evolved. In this post, I’ll cover the essentials that research organizations need to know about tape storage, and highlight some recent advances that make tape more attractive than ever.

February 6, 2018 | Rachana Ananthakrishnan

I am pleased to announce that the Globus platform now supports search capabilities, providing a secure and scalable solution for research data discovery.

January 30, 2018 | Ian Foster

New Year's Reflections from Globus Co-Founder Ian Foster


Happy New Year!

As 2017 fades into memory, I thought it might be interesting to reflect a bit on where we’ve been and where we plan to be this year. Here are some things I’ve observed recently and a few that I plan to keep an eye on.

January 11, 2018 | Steve Tuecke

This is the 4th article in our Storage Innovation blog series. We’ve been discussing on-premise storage in the past two posts, and in the last post I talked about the pros and cons of “rolling your own” storage. In this post, we’ll have a discussion with Linda Zhou, Director of HPC and Life Sciences Solutions at HGST, about turnkey private cloud storage systems and the benefits of approaching storage this way.

A Conversation with HGST HPC Director Linda Zhou

[Steve Tuecke] To begin with, Linda, give us a quick summary of what we need to know about HGST.

November 28, 2017 | Rachana Ananthakrishnan

As we recently announced, we are working towards making Globus suitable for use with protected data and in HIPAA regulated environments. In preparation for this—and to support new features in Globus Connect Server version 5—the Globus service will undergo an upgrade on Saturday, December 9th, and will be unavailable from 10:00AM to 2:00PM CST.

November 27, 2017 | Greg Nawrocki

If you are responsible for managing one or more of your organization’s Globus endpoints, you may need to take action on or before December 9, 2017 to ensure that your Globus endpoints continue to work. At your earliest convenience, please read https://www.globus.org/blog/important-update-your-globus-connect-server-configuration and ensure you make the necessary updates to your firewall configuration, if applicable.

November 21, 2017 | Vas Vasiliadis

We are changing our policy governing retention of file transfer activity data. Starting December 4, 2017, we will remove summary data for file transfer tasks older than 3 months. While metrics indicate that users rarely access this information, we will continue to allow downloading of summary usage data (up to three months old) via the transfer API. Detailed information about file transfer tasks, such as individual events, will be stored for 30 days, after which only summary data for tasks are stored.

November 6, 2017 | Steve Tuecke

This is the third in our Storage Innovations blog series. In our last post, we talked about the benefits of turnkey on-premise storage solutions. In today’s post I’ll be addressing the benefits and risks of the alternative: a roll-your-own approach.

October 25, 2017 | Rachana Ananthakrishnan

Many of you may have seen our recent announcement that we are working towards making Globus data management solutions suitable for use with protected data and in HIPAA regulated environments.